The Blue Ridge Literary Prose is currently accepting submissions for the Christmas holiday season.
Please see our guidelines for details on what we are looking for at the moment.
Southern culture has often been associated with feuding, farming, coal mining, and moonshine. However, finding stories that reflect accurate traditions are rare and far between in new literature and that’s where the editors of Blue Ridge Literary Prose are different.
We want to read about Appalachian folklore and traditions and we want to preserve the past in our words and stories. Do we like stories of feuding, moonshine, coal mining, and farming? Read some of the stories posted and you’ll see.
Storytellers like Earl Hamner Jr. and Elmore Leonard give us different perspectives of our culture but go hand in hand with traditions. Leonard’s gritty portrayal of Harlan County, Kentucky, and Hamner’s beautiful scenic prose of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia speak to us on vastly different levels but give us a sense of character and place. What could be more southern than character or place?